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Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

Rosses Point (Irish: An Ros) is a seaside village in County Sligo, Ireland and also the name of the surrounding peninsula. The point guards Sligo Harbour and is marked by the Metal Man lighthouse, a 12 foot (3.7 m) high guardian statue placed offshore by local seafarers in 1821 and maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

Rosses Point is home to the magnificent County Sligo championship golf links, which hosts the annual West of Ireland Championship and Sligo Yacht Club. The bay is ideal for angling, windsurfing and other water sports.

North of Rosses Point marine archeologists have recently uncovered a wreck of the Spanish Armada which was storm-driven upon this coast in September of 1588.

The poet William Butler Yeats and his brother, the artist Jack Butler Yeats, spent their summer holidays at Elsinore House, in Rosses Point. Elsinore Lodge was the seat of the Middleton Family. The house was built by the pirate captain John Black (Black Jack), and it is still said to be haunted by him (he supposedly knocks at the window pane three times, which should prove quite difficult at this stage). The house has fallen into disrepair, and even though plans to restore it emerge in the press every now and then, nothing has been done so far.

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Golf

Co Sligo Golf Clubhouse
County Sligo Golf Club
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
Course Type: Links
County Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1894 is situated at Rosses Point, a seaside village eight kilometres (5 miles) north west of Sligo town. The links are set out on one of th ...
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The Schoolhouse
Collooney, Co. Sligo
Set on the Annaghmore Estate, this charming rural schoolhouse features distinctively Tudor Revival decorative elements.  Built in the 1860’s as a school for the estate tenant’s children, it is an attractive rural building picture ...
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What's On

Sligo Farmers Market - County Sligo - Saturdays
Every Saturday 9am - 1pm

Event Location: Sligo IT college car park, Ballinode, Sligo

Wide range of organic and artisan foods. Teas, Coffee and home baking. Craft also f ...
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Tourist Attractions

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery - Carrowmore County Sligo Ireland
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowmore, Co. Sligo
The largest - and amongst the oldest - cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland consisting of monuments that range from five and a half thousand to six and a half thousand years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visib ...
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Markree Castle - Collooney County Sligo - Wedding Venue
Markree Castle
Collooney, Co. Sligo
County Sligo’s oldest inhabited house has been home to the Cooper family for 350 years and now makes an unusual country house hotel, set in a large estate. This is a proper castle, with a huge portico leading to a covered stone stairway tha ...
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